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Are Hospitals Starting to Relax IT Restrictions?

Posted by on February 23rd, 2009

Alison Aldrich, Technology Coordinator for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region, wrote an interesting blog post called, “(Fire)Wallflowers Invited to Dance?” She presents some evidence that firewall rules against Web 2.0 tools (such as blogs, wikis, etc.) are beginning to relax a bit at hospital libraries. Her blog post is available at: https://news.nnlm.gov/pnr/firewallflowers/ Well worth reading!… Read More »

Posted in: Hospital Libraries, Security Issues

Feb

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Technology to Watch: The G Drive

Posted by on February 23rd, 2009 Tags:

ALA TechSource has an intriguing article by Daniel A. Freeman called “The G Drive and Cloud Computing.” He discusses the possibility that Google will make a giant hard drive available to all through the Internet, using Google’s file system. He also discusses relevance to libraries. Read the article on the ALA TechSource website.

Posted in: Cloud Computing

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Learn About Electronic Health Records

Posted by on February 23rd, 2009 Tags: , ,

Are you interested in learning about electronic health records? The NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region held an Electronic Health Record Forum in October of 2008. The purpose of the forum was to “ensure that health sciences librarians are an integral and important part of the electronic health records (EHR) team in healthcare organizations.” Speakers included several… Read More »

Posted in: Electronic Health Records, Hospital Libraries

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Create Short Tutorials Easily for Free with Jing

Posted by on February 23rd, 2009 Tags: , ,

Have you tried Camtasia or Captivate and found them too difficult to use? If so, you may wish to look at a free tool called Jing. Jing was created by the same company that makes Camtasia and SnagIt. With Jing, you can create a “screencast” video showing anything on your computer. The Jing website describes… Read More »

Posted in: Screencasting

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Share Presentations with SlideShare

Posted by on February 23rd, 2009

SlideShare is a free service that allows you to share PowerPoint presentations on the web. You can upload PowerPoint presentations as is, or add audio to them. By adding “tags” or keywords to the presentation, others will be able to discover your presentations. (You will want to be sure there is no copyrighted material in… Read More »

Posted in: Web 2.0 Tools

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